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Hospital water birth in Chicagoland area?

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Are Prentice at NW, West Suburban and Rush Copley the only 3 hospitals around here that offer water births?
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I know that Evanston Hospital does not allow them; you're only allowed to labor in the tub. And they only have one room that has one. 

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Originally Posted by licadee View Post

Are Prentice at NW, West Suburban and Rush Copley the only 3 hospitals around here that offer water births?


I had a homebirth so I cannot say for sure. But I believe the only place you can waterBIRTH is inside one of the two birthing rooms at West Suburban.

 

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Wearing my doula hat here... West Sub is really on the only place (other than home) to easily get a birth (not just labor) in the water. Prentice has 2 mobile tubs and 4 rooms with plumbing fixtures and it's easy to risk out: ex: high BMI, scant meconium.

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I had a waterbirth at Rush Copley about 3 yrs ago.  It went fine and no one ever gave me grief about wanting to do the waterbirth.  It was a mobile tub though, more like a pool really.  They have large showers in the birthing rooms that helped me with contractions when I wasn't ready to get into the tub.

 

Hinsdale has tubs too, but only for laboring.  I though St. Alexis had a tub...I remember seeing one in a pic my SIL had from her birth but she couldn't use it because she was induced.  St. Alexis or Alexian brothers...one of those if I remember right.

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I had a great waterbirth at West Sub. It was perfect and the midwives were excellent. I went with Oak Park Midwifery.

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